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Oscar Pettiford

Oscar Pettiford (September 30, 1922 – September 8, 1960) was an American jazz double bassist, cellist and composer. He was one of the earliest musicians to work in the bebop idiom.

Birth and Death Data: Born September 30th, 1922 (Okmulgee), Died September 8th, 1960 (Copenhagen)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1943 - 1958

Roles Represented in DAHR: string bass, cello

Recordings (Results 1-25 of 79 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Decca 81296 7/20/1951 If, if, if you were mine Gladys Bruce instrumentalist, string bass  
Decca 81297 7/20/1951 I've got the blues for my baby Gladys Bruce instrumentalist, string bass  
Decca 81298 7/20/1951 Trinidad Daddy Gladys Bruce instrumentalist, string bass  
Decca 81299 7/20/1951 The right kind of feeling Gladys Bruce instrumentalist, string bass  
Decca 83371 9/11/1952 Oscar rides again-1 Billy Taylor Quartet instrumentalist, cello  
Decca 87917 5/9/1955 Jack hammer drill George Williams Orchestra instrumentalist, string bass  
Decca 87918 5/9/1955 Rocking the blues George Williams Orchestra instrumentalist, string bass  
Decca 87919 5/9/1955 Too much moon George Williams Orchestra instrumentalist, string bass  
Decca 100172 6/7/1956 King Porter stomp Manhattan Jazz Septet instrumentalist, string bass  
Decca 100173 6/7/1956 Never, never land Manhattan Jazz Septet instrumentalist, string bass  
Decca 100174 6/7/1956 Like listen Manhattan Jazz Septet instrumentalist, string bass  
Decca 100175 6/7/1956 Since when Manhattan Jazz Septet instrumentalist, string bass  
Decca 100176 6/7/1956 Love of my life Manhattan Jazz Septet instrumentalist, string bass  
Decca 100177 6/7/1956 Rapid transit Manhattan Jazz Septet instrumentalist, string bass  
Decca 100178 6/7/1956 Flute cocktail Manhattan Jazz Septet instrumentalist, string bass  
Decca 100179 6/7/1956 A bat for K.C. Manhattan Jazz Septet instrumentalist, string bass  
Decca 100180 6/7/1956 New Orleans Manhattan Jazz Septet instrumentalist, string bass  
Decca 100181 6/7/1956 My shining hour Manhattan Jazz Septet instrumentalist, string bass  
Decca 100182 6/7/1956 Thou sveldt Manhattan Jazz Septet instrumentalist, string bass  
Decca 100183 6/7/1956 There will never be another you Manhattan Jazz Septet instrumentalist, string bass  
Decca 100240 June 1956 I'll buy that dream Nat Pierce Orchestra instrumentalist, string bass  
Decca 100241 June 1956 Maple leaf rag Nat Pierce Orchestra instrumentalist, string bass  
Decca 100242 June 1956 Slippery when wet Nat Pierce Orchestra instrumentalist, string bass  
Decca 100243 June 1956 You call it madness Nat Pierce Orchestra instrumentalist, string bass  
Decca 100244 June 1956 A trip to Nathan's Nat Pierce Orchestra instrumentalist, string bass  
(Results 1-25 of 79 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Pettiford, Oscar," accessed July 25, 2021, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/104881.

Pettiford, Oscar. (2021). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved July 25, 2021, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/104881.

"Pettiford, Oscar." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2021. Web. 25 July 2021.

DAHR Persistent Identifier

URI: https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/104881

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